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2006 Rhys - Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir - USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains - Red

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USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

Chiseled deep into a Santa Cruz Mountain hillside with such vast and echoing chambers that it's lovingly termed "the rebel base," Rhys Vineyards and its visionary owner are on a mission. It all started for Kevin Harvey, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur with a Burgundy obsession, in 1995 when he planted a small Pinot Noir vineyard in his backyard, and has transformed into a quest to uncover... More »

WA 90
BH 90
WS 82
Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2020 WA: 2010-2020
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750ml $89.95
1.5L $199.95
1 for sale

BH 90
Source Burghound
Issue Issue 32
Drink Dates 2011+

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2010-2020

The Rhys 2006 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard is a structured, now somewhat backward style of Pinot Noir with deep ruby color, notes of spring flowers, black cherries, dusty, loamy soil nuances, and some underbrush. The wine is deep, layered, but also formidably structured for Pinot, with good acidity and high tannins. Give this wine another 2 years of bottle age and watch it evolve over the following decade or more.

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WS 82
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web

This is dry, showing savory herb, dried currant and berry, with hints of loamy earth.

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Author Edward C731
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.065%
Tasted On 10/17/2014
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Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.984%
Tasted On 03/02/2013

a bit disappointed at the finish. Maybe it needs more time?

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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.208%
Tasted On 01/20/2011
Drink Dates 2013-2020

This is a seriously structured wine built for mid to long-term aging. Took 24 hours for the fruit to come forward. Nose is subtle with violets and fresh-cut wood. Palate is loaded with tart, dark berries. There is terrific balance and a log smooth finish...would guess young burgundy blind everytime.

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